Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Celebration of the Motor Car 2013

This year's Celebration of the Motor Car commenced with a sunset cocktail evening and Shelly and I were fortunate to attend.

A row of magnificent silver cars greeted arrivals.

A magnificent 1965 Ferrari Pinafarina

1963 Jensen CV8

1959 Mercedes-Benz 220S Couple

1949 Jaguar XKS 120

Lancia Flaminia Pinafarina

Silver row

1958 Chevrolet Corvette



Lamborghini Diablo

The first Bolwell Mark IV and the latest, the Bolwell-Nigara

Campbell Bolwell, the designer/builder of Bolwell sportscars, gave a talk about the car's origin, development and future. Despite ups and downs, advances and setbacks, Campbell has continued following his dream to build specialist sports cars. It made me think however that in this age of over-regulation, the chances of a small, niche company successfully developing their own car is almost zero. Getting the permits to license the Bolwell-Nigara for the road involved significant hurdles, despite the fact that it's an incredibly modern and advanced vehicle.

A beautiful sunset....

Photos from Sunday -

1 comment:

  1. Hi Paul, the red car above is not a Ferrari but a Lamborghini Diablo, cheers.